Eagle i: Brits savor Lely win

Oh what a night!

We are part-time English Lely Resort residents that love Friday nights with the Lely football team.

We have been part of seeing Lely win its last two games. The most important being Lely’s win over Naples on Friday night.

Oh what a night!

The pre-game hype made Naples the favorites yet again, but we left for Starver Field in our Lely shirts and hats, carrying our seats and cowbells. We had high hopes.

We went to the game with great neighbors who have become family over the last four years.

A game, to our very uneducated eyes, dominated by two very good defenses, was brought to life by the wonderful Jhony Faustin’s kick off return, which brought Lely to the Naples four-yard line. We thought we were going to win there and then, but fate had other tricks to play and Lely did not get the points on the board.

Then, after Naples missed their chance in overtime, Lely’s Sean O’Regan and Romanthi Mathurin combined to win the game!

Oh what a night!

The Lely crowd went wild and the cheerleaders cried.

As the team left the field you could touch the excitement in the air and see the efforts etched on the faces of the Lely players.

As we applauded the players came by and gave us high fives and Mike Snyder gave us a sweaty hug.

We worried for our mate Morty Liebman, two months donwstream of a major heart attack. Would the rush affect him? Not a bit, he was as happy as Larry. (In American terms, Happy as a clam.)

There were two great team efforts, but it was Lely that won.

Oh what a night!

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clearlystated writes:

Enjoyable little article. That was as awesome game, and you summed it up well. Thanks :)
Happy as Larry

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